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Arbovirus screen (Yellow fever, flavivirus, alphavirus, phlebovirus)

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml clotted blood (1ml if paediatric), red top, Provide specific travel and exposure history with dates and length of stay, please state if rural areas visited and/or animal exposure


Turnaround Time: 3-7days

Arboviruses (arthropod-borne virus) cause viral infections that are spread by mosquitoes and other blood-sucking insects, such as ticks.

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Measurement units: Not applicable
Clinical decision points: Interpretive comments included in report
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: Porton Down